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#1 capc

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Posted 28 August 2003 - 11:36 PM

So far my linux experience has been good. I actually just started using Mandrake 9.1 on Monday, but ive run into a problem.

My geforce 2 mx400 has super choppy graphics in 3d games like tux racer, One of my main reasons for swithcing to linux was to play tux racer, and if i cant... ill just die.

Ive downloaded the latest Nvidia drivers, but when i double click on it, it says its already installed. But if i open up Konsole and type sh *drivername, it says xwindows is open and I have to close it...

So if anyone has any ideas on how to close x windows, or better yet fix my graphics card, it would be greatly appreciated!

#2 nebulus

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 12:37 AM

You'll need to boot directly into VGA console to install new drivers.

This will guide you through:
http://doc.mandrakel...-runlevels.html

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 02:44 AM

well, actually i just typed the same thing ./*drivername except as root and it worked :P. And then i changed the xf86config like it recommended.

But now, tux racing wont even load! It just does that spinny hour glass at the bottom and closes... any ideas?

#4 nebulus

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 03:53 PM

Did you mean that you configured XF86Config-4?

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Posted 29 August 2003 - 05:36 PM

no... actually... just xf86config .... i hope i didnt screw too much up frown

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 12:53 PM

Don't think so wink . But you'll need to edit XF86Config-4.

Read section 3:
ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-4496/README.txt

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 01:12 PM

If you haven't got XFree86 3.x installed then XF86Config and XF86Config-4 are interchangable, it doesn't matter which one you edit as X will look at them both. Here on Gentoo I'm running XFree86 4.3.0 and I only have XF86Config.

#8 nebulus

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 01:16 PM

Yeah.. but on Mandrake 9.1 there's XF86Config-4.. and I was getting choppy graphics myself.. untill I edited it.

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 01:28 PM

That's because Mandrake installs both XFree86 3.3.x and 4.x, if you choose not to install 3.3.x (and I'm sure the last time I tried MDK it gave you just such an option) and rename XF86Config-4 to XF86Config it should work just as well wink

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Posted 30 August 2003 - 01:42 PM

Yeap, it would work..

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Posted 01 September 2003 - 12:40 AM

Yah, when i installed mandrake i had no idea what xfree was... so i just picked the highest number ;( .

So ill do that and hope i can get tux racer going!




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